What Can I Add?

  1. Princethepurplebetta

    Princethepurplebetta Member Member

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    Hi guys! I have a 10g tank thats been up and going for about a year now. I have a male betta and a snail in it currently. I was wondering what other fish i could add in (if any). Thanks!
     
  2. Katie13

    Katie13 Fishlore VIP Member

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    You could add another snail or shrimp, but you really need 20 gallons for a betta community.
     

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    Princethepurplebetta

    Princethepurplebetta Member Member

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    Ok thank you! I wasnt sure if i could do a few fish or not. Good thing i asked you guys or else i would have made a mistake and got some!
     

  4. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

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    I agree.
    Depending on your beta's temperament you could do this
    1 Betta
    1 Nerite snail
    1 Rabbit snail
    6-8 Amano shrimp
    10-15 Cherry shrimp
     
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    Princethepurplebetta

    Princethepurplebetta Member Member

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    Ok thanks! Ill get some shrimp :) if he is to agressive with the shrimp i have a spare tank i can put them into
     
  6. goplecos

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    Shrimp would be best, but you if your Betta is peaceful you could add some Corys or Ottos.
     
  7. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

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    not in a 10g , to small for corys and ottos.
     
  8. Secret Oasis

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    Keep an eye on the betta when adding those shrimp my betta hunts cherrys but leaves amanos alone.
     
  9. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

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    Had 3 small corys in a ten gallon for 3 years until I upgraded the tank. And I have a pair of ottos who are living happily for 4 years now in a 5 gallon with shrimp
     
  10. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

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    Cories and otos are both schooling fish which should be kept in groups of 6+. They also both need 20 gallons+
     

  11. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

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    you've never really experienced their true personalities being kept in a 5g and in a small group. They need a 20g at the very minimum and group of 6+ and imo ottos do much better in even larger group.
     
  12. goplecos

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    I have a group of six peppered in my 30 gallon and they have little to no difference in there personalities, then the pandas when they were in the 10 gallon

    I have kept small groups and large groups of both all of them were always perky and active all the time. And the Ottos from the small group actually live a year longer than the ones from the large group
     
  13. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

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    I'm not going to debate with you , whether you want to go with whats right or not that's up to you. Ive stated my opinion and youve stated yours. The end.
     
  14. goplecos

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    cool
     

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